10/08/15 12:00pm


We’ve gone pink for breast cancer awareness for the month of October. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

On the awareness aspect, it is meant to encourage women to seek care for themselves and get checked, reminding them that early detection is important.

A great local charity to support is the Alexandria Walk to Fight Breast Cancer in honor of former Alexandria City Manager Vola Lawson. I have donated and hope you can too.

10/09/15 9:30am

An extraordinary home for sale in Alexandria, Virginia at 625 N Alfred Street

There are dozens of homes for sale with open houses in Alexandria, Virginia scheduled for this weekend, October 10-11, 2015. You can view them at this link. Rentals with open houses are at this link.

Looking for a home in the Alexandria, Virginia area? Click this link to see the area’s best homes for sale and for rent with our real estate listings.

Got a home to sell or rent? Add it to our listings at this link and get a beautiful, well-organized listing that works across PC, tablet and mobile in minutes.

10/09/15 9:23am

Holiday Schedule on Monday, October 12, 2015

DASH Bus will operate a Saturday schedule in observance of the Columbus Day Holiday on Monday, October 12, 2015.

King Street Trolley Service Schedule:

The King Street Trolley operates daily, every 15 minutes, between the King Street Metro to the waterfront.

  • Sunday – Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 10:15 PM
  • Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
10/09/15 9:16am

Virginia Theological Seminary Chapel Progress - June 8, 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury and Presiding Bishop Attend the Consecration of the Immanuel Chapel

Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) announces that the Dedication and Consecration Service of its Immanuel Chapel and a special Choral Evensong will be streamed live on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Streaming for the consecration begins at 10:00 AM. and for Choral Evensong at 4:00 PM.

The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, will be the celebrant for the consecration. The Most Reverend Justin Welby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, will deliver the sermon during this historic event in the 192nd year in the life of the Seminary.

The ceremony is expected to draw approximately a thousand invited guests to campus including church leaders, alumni, friends, chapel artisans, and builders. The event marks the official completion and blessing of Immanuel Chapel. The Chapel, designed by New York-based Robert A.M. Stern Architects, was built to replace the Seminary’s 1881 Chapel that was destroyed by fire in October 2010.

“This is a very exciting time in the life of Virginia Theological Seminary,” said the Very Reverend Ian S. Markham, Ph.D., dean and president. “More than a thousand guests will be here to join the trustees, faculty, staff, and students for this historic occasion offered to the Glory of God.”

In addition to Jefferts Schori, the Right Reverend Michael Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church and presently the Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, will serve as a celebrant.

Later that day a special Choral Evensong Service, with the Archbishop of Canterbury officiating, will take place at 4 p.m. This will include the blessing of the change ringing bells by the Right Reverend Frank T. Griswold III, the 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Immediately following, Founder and Senior Partner of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Mr. Robert A.M. Stern, will address the congregation. These events are the beginning of a year-long Chapel Dedicatory Year celebration.

In order to allow people who are not able to attend Consecration or Evensong to be a part of this historic day, VTS will be streaming these services from its website at this link.

10/08/15 5:19pm

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If you’re looking for a great place to promote your business, you’re in the right place. We expanded our blog in 2014 and now our blog is the fastest growing blog in Alexandria with lots of engagements.

For information on advertising rates and demographics for Red Brick Town, please click this link.

10/08/15 4:41pm

The Alexandria City Council is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on boards, commissions and committees in Alexandria, Virginia.

All applicants must complete a Personal Data Record Form no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, October 26 2015.

For a complete list of current vacancies, visit this link.

You can apply for a position online. The online personal data form can be found at this link.

10/08/15 4:12pm

King Street, Alexandria, Va
Frequently, I get texts, emails, social media messages, etc from readers who want to know why the Old Town area of Alexandria, Virginia ‘smells like a sewer’.

Well, that reason is because, when the winds blows from the East, we typically can smell the remnants of what is being treated at the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant, located right across the river from Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. The Blue Plains facility is one of the largest in the world.

But, hopefully, those smells may be reducing soon. Washington, D.C. has become the first City in the USA to start harnessing electricity from wastewater. You can find an interesting story about this in this week’s Washington Post.

So readers, if Old Town starts smelling better, now you know why…

(Flickr Pool photo via Bill, on Flickr)

10/08/15 3:46pm

Celebrate community diversity in Alexandria, Virginia on Saturday, October 10, at the annual Art on the Avenue arts festival taking place in Alexandria’s Del Ray community along Mt. Vernon Avenue.

This annual family-friendly multicultural arts and music festival includes more than 325 juried artists selling handmade wares across ten blocks of Del Ray’s Mount Vernon Avenue, along with five stages for live entertainment plus food vendors and interactive art activities.

Art on the Avenue - October 4, 2014
(Flickr Pool photo via Del Ray Artisans, on Flickr)